FEW THINGS GRACE the sky as prettily as a kite. This summer at Crescent Beach I saw many designs but this slender one resembling a snake showed personality plus when it was let loose in the clouds. Someone held the strings but its moves, bending to the will of the breeze, had a style all its own.
Up it went to the cheers of the family below.
It wiggled and squirmed as if wanting to go beyond the cloudy mist.
It showed a sleek and majestic side as it rose higher ...
and grew wings to flap futher upward like a bird.
It did some belly flops when the wind currents were strong ...
and stood on its tail like a friendly dolphin leaping out of the sea.
At times it seemed as if it were free.
But pushed by the breeze ...
and pulled by the strings ...
it was forced to the grassy ground by the shore ...
until it found its way back up again and would not be kept down.
Go fly a kite means "get lost" sometimes. Not a bad idea! Choreographing a kite seems like a great way to unwind. More grownups are releasing their stress this way and are having more fun than the kids.
I can easily see a kite dancing in the wind with me pulling its strings. Such images and themes inspire me to dive into life a little more and to go with the flow amid the twists and turns. If I am not here for a while perhaps that is exactly what I am doing.
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